Longview Maritime Lawyers
When Maritime Workers Are Injured, They Turn to Arnold & Itkin for Help
Working as a seaman or other maritime worker is challenging but rewarding. Although there are inherent dangers associated with physical labor and heavy machinery, maritime work only becomes significantly hazardous when employers fail to implement proper safety standards, pressuring crews to increase production and pushing for more profits—at the expense of their workers’ well-being.
Maritime workers may be at risk of suffering from:
- Falls overboard
- Slip and fall accidents on deck
- Falls from heights
- Equipment malfunction
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical burns
- Loading and docking accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
If you've been injured at sea, Arnold & Itkin stands firm in our resolve to see the responsible parties held accountable. To find out how we can help you, call (888) 493-1629
National Leaders in Maritime Law
At Arnold & Itkin, our Longview maritime attorneys are dedicated to standing up for injured maritime workers. Our understanding of maritime law and success in this field gives us a distinct advantage over any other firm. Our commitment to our clients and willingness to never back down brings us victories in seemingly impossible circumstances.
Some of our notable maritime cases include:
- We successfully represented 27 of the crew members of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, securing results that ensured they were taken care of or life.
- We fought for three widows who lost their husbands in the tragic sinking of the El Faro, holding the responsible parties accountable.
- Our attorneys secured a $29 million settlement for a family that lost a loved one in an offshore accident. This is the largest known settlement for a wrongful death offshore.
- We fought for a $14 million Jones Act settlement for a worker injured on an inland barge—just 2 days before the trial was set to begin.
- We have secured hundreds of settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million for injured seamen and families who have lost loved ones in fatal maritime accidents.
The injuries experienced by maritime workers are often severe. They may forever limit a worker’s ability to perform the same job duties or to return to work in any capacity. Some maritime injuries are fatal, leaving families without loved ones who provided invaluable support and companionship. Our maritime attorneys fight for what’s right.
Maritime Injury FAQ
What should I do after a maritime injury?
If you are a maritime worker and you were injured in any type of accident, you should:
- Seek medical treatment as soon as you can, and keep records of all medical care you receive, including medication, supplies, and travel costs to and from appointments.
- Report the incident to your supervisor or manager. Make your report in writing and keep a copy for your records.
- Record what happened by taking pictures of the scene and your injuries, if possible. Note down everything you remember about the incident and the time leading up to it.
- Don’t admit fault, and don’t sign anything until you’ve had your attorney review it.
- Talk to an attorney who has experience with maritime law. With the complexities involved, you need a legal team that knows the ins and outs of every state/federal law that impacts your case.
What compensation are maritime workers entitled to?
Injured seamen may be entitled to maintenance and cure for living expenses and medical care without having to prove fault. They may also be entitled to compensation under the Jones Act if their employers or vessel owners were negligent or their injuries were caused by unseaworthy vessels. Families who lose loved ones in maritime accidents may be able to seek justice under the Death on the High Seas Act.
With our familiarity with all admiralty and maritime laws that affect workers in national and foreign waters, our Longview maritime injury attorneys know precisely how to help. We know which laws apply and how to use them in your favor to help you seek a fair and just case outcome.
Do I need an attorney with experience in maritime law?
The only way to ensure the best possible result for your maritime injury claim is to involve an attorney with experience in this particular field. At Arnold & Itkin, you get our experience and knowledge as well as our resources to help you manage medical treatment and living costs while we handle every aspect of your case. You’re backed by our track record, which is well-known by our opponents and gives us an edge in initiating meaningful negotiations. You have our commitment to prepare each case as though it were going to trial, which translates to better and faster results even if we don’t have to take your case in front of a jury.
Maritime cases are unlike any other injury claims. Make sure you secure the counsel of a firm that’s unlike any other—and will do what it takes to see justice served.
Speak with a Longview, TX Maritime Attorney
Maritime law is complex. The companies that employ maritime workers have vast resources that they use to try to limit their liability and avoid high payouts to injured seamen and their families. Our firm has the resources to face off against any opponent, no matter how formidable they may seem. We have secured the results that have changed our clients’ lives forever.
Arnold & Itkin protects maritime workers’ rights under all applicable acts, including:
When ship owners try to use the Limitation of Liability Act to protect their interests, we’re there to protect maritime workers’ rights to trial by jury and the full compensation to which they’re entitled.
It's time someone put your interests first. Contact our Longview maritime lawyers for a free consultation and find out how Arnold & Itkin can help with your case.